MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed he does not have enough time to practice foreign languages and maintain his vocabulary.
He made this remark, answering a question whether he maintains his knowledge of foreign languages and what are his main mistakes in the German language.
"Of course I make mistakes," he admitted. "This is not my native language after all."
However, the gradual degradation of the vocabulary is the main problem, he said.
He noted that foreign languages are like musical instruments: "you must practice every day to maintain a certain level."
"Unfortunately, I do not have such opportunity. My vocabulary disappears gradually," the head of state said.
When asked about his English, Putin said: "Same, but worse.".